Google is continuing its Google I/O announcements with an Android Auto update. It makes it possible to adapt the interface of the operating system to all screen sizes and therefore to all car models.
Android Auto is full of features with the recent Google I / O, but the most important is not there. Indeed, the operating system dedicated to the automobile will now adapt its interface to all screen sizes and by extension to all car models that use it. Enough to improve the overall user experience, while optimizing specific points.
Android Auto can now adapt to all screens
According to Google, the three priorities of Android Auto are: navigation, media and communication. The web giant has therefore changed the interface of its system around these axes in order to do everything faster, more easily. It will therefore be practical to follow the most eco-responsible route indicated by Google Maps, a new GPS feature notably announced a few days ago during the conference.
Cars today have increasingly large screens and in different formats depending on the configuration of the passenger compartment. Also, this new interface is suitable for all screen sizes: this means that all cars with this system will be able to take advantage of this interface. This is an opportunity for Google to standardize split-screen mode, which now also adapts to all screen sizes (portrait format as well as landscape format).
Previously, it was only available on certain vehicles, but Google said it worked with several automakers. This mode allows you to access the functions you use the most in one place.
New features of Android Auto
Google also announced new features for Android Auto, such as contextual suggestions: suggested replies to messages, shared arrival time and recommended music playback, all going through Google Assistant.
But voice won’t be the only way to use Android Auto. We can respond to messages by selecting a suggested response on the screen or call one of our favorite contacts. Finally, if we already knew that YouTube was coming, it’s the turn of the video streaming applications Tubi and Epix Now to join the list. Other updates had already been announced a few months ago, such as the ability to cast your smartphone screen in one click, which means you don’t have to wait for apps to natively join Android Auto.
These Android Auto updates will arrive In the coming months “, no date has been specified.
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